This journey through the realms of life
Was not meant to end in one home only.
World spirit does not want to tie us down,
Wants us to soar into the open.
When we stay too long in one place,
Get stuck in norm and habit, we wear out.
–The Seasons of the Soul, Hermann Hesse (trans. Ludwig Max Fischer)
Visit www.hermannhesseseasonsofthesoul.com for readings of the poems and discussions between Fischer and Andrew Harvey, who wrote the foreword.